Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus (NHPplus) is a five year USAID funded cost-plus fixed fee (CPFF) completion type contract and an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract running from January 01, 2015 to December 31, 2019. The overall goal of the program is to improve nutrition status of Kenyans.

Project status
The program began its operations on January 1, 2015 and will support coordination and strengthening of existing USAID|K efforts with projects such as the APHIAplus, AMPATH and Feed the Future (FtF) partners in improving nutrition status of Kenyans.

Key Activities
The strategic objective of NHPplus is to improve nutritional status of Kenyans. The program has three key result areas through:

  • Improving Access and Demand for Quality Nutrition Interventions at Community and Facility Levels: working at national and county levels the program will support expansion of Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS) services beyond HIV through provision of technical support to roll-out NACS to include High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HiNi). At the national and sub-national levels the program engages with the stakeholders to create a heightened profile for nutrition and strengthen budgeting, planning and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
  • Strengthening Nutrition Commodity Management: the program will improve the outcomes of all interventions by ensuring efficiencies in all nutrition commodity procurement, management and distribution while addressing quality control and safety of nutrition products procured through the program.
  • Improving Food and Nutrition Security: Working in five counties of Busia, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui and Samburu, the program will implement Maternal New-born and Child Health (MNCH) activities aimed at ending preventable child and maternal deaths. In the counties of Busia, Tharaka Nthi, Kitui, Samburu and Marsabit, the program work directly with FtF partners in priority regions to devise innovative approaches to reduce stunting during the first 1,000 days  window of opportunity through strengthening the ability of communities and individuals to utilize food and diversify their diets.

Expected Outcomes
The program will lead to improved public and private sector nutrition involvement including the improved capacity of national and county governments to lead and coordinate multisectoral planning processes establishing linkages between strategic planning, budgeting and resource use for improved nutrition and nutrition advocacy and behavior. The capacity of local private sector to process specialized food using safe locally sourced agricultural raw materials to manage and prevent malnutrition while enhancing income of local farmers will be improved. Through linkage of households to nutrition sensitive agricultural practices reduction in stunting will be achieved. Additionally, public sector distribution system and management of nutrition commodities will be strengthened.

Ephantus Njagi,
Chief of Party,
Kenya Nutrition and Health Program plus,
Chancery Building, 2nd Floor, Wing B,
Email: enjagi@NHPplus.org

Ruth Tiampati,
Tel: +254 20 862 2000,
Email: rtiampati@usaid.gov